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Pup rewiring: Series/Parallel or add blend pot?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by speedkills, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. Volume / BLEND / Tone

  2. Series / Parallel with switch

  3. BOTH


  1. speedkills


    Jan 10, 2008
    I need help deciding on a wiring mod for my P/J Aerodyne.

    I wanted to change from VOLUME/VOLUME/TONE to VOLUME/BLEND/TONE.

    But then it was suggested that rewiring the pups in SERIES and adding a push pull to select between parallel and series would give great sound.

    Keep in mind I play heavy loud distorted punk rock.


    1) Which of the two mods offer the greatest gains for my style?

    2) Is there a way to do both on one bass? ie add the series parallel switch to the Master volume and still replace the other volume with a blend pot?

    I've attached the schematics for the V/B/T mod, and for the series/parallel mod for reference.

    jazz_bass_blend (Small).

    jass_bass_sp small (Small).
  2. SERPENT865


    Jan 1, 2007
    Wichita , KS
    I wired my pups in series but removed both vol pots and added a on/off toggle switch. I did increase my output volume by wiring them in series though.
  3. UndeadGladiator


    Jan 7, 2008
  4. robert43


    Jun 5, 2007
  5. UndeadGladiator


    Jan 7, 2008
    Sweet, StewMac here comes an order!
  6. RiZzBot

    RiZzBot Drunk + bass + broken strap locks = :'( Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2014
    210, Texas
    I'm thinking of installing series switch to my converted PJ. What would you guys recommend? Will the wiring diagram shown above work with a switch too? what switch do you guys recommend?
  7. IMHO, neither. A P in series with a J is going to be super hot and midrangey, but a P and a J have mismatched output impedances, so blending is typically wonky.
  8. RiZzBot

    RiZzBot Drunk + bass + broken strap locks = :'( Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2014
    210, Texas
    I play a fretless bass. I think I could do with a bit more midrange. The wonkyness not so much.

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